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Lot 1144: JOHANN WILHELM BAUR, ELEGANT SCENE IN THE VILLA D´ESTE, oil on panel, 69.5 x 63.5 cmPlatinum House
November 17, 2012
Cologne, GermanyLive Auction
Johann Wilhelm Baur travelled like many other artists of the early 17th Century to Italy, where he specialised in the depiction of monuments in the country. His work for the Colonna and Orsini, two of the noblest families of Rome, shows the recognition his work received in his new home. Later, he was to become a painter for the imperial court in Vienna.
Today is the Strasbourg artist primarily known for his drawings; only a few of his paintings have been preserved. In this painting Baur depicts the famous Villa d'Este, Tivoli, that Pirro Liorio built for Cardinal Ippolito d'Este in the 16th Century and up until the 19th Century was used by artists as a motif in their landscapes.
VAT: Regular Scheme
Dimensions: 69.5 x 63.5 cm
Artist or Maker: JOHANN WILHELM BAUR
Exhibited: ELEGANT SCENE IN THE VILLA D´ESTE
Medium: oil on panel